Our fundraising efforts have helped to open countless exhibits over the history of the museum. Some of these exhibits include
Treasures of Napoléon offered visitors an amazing opportunity to see beyond the myth of Napoléon Bonaparte from April to August 2008. It was one of a series of traveling exhibitions that the state museum presented at the Old U.S. Mint.
Living with Hurricanes tells the story of rescue, rebuilding and renewal. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans’ badly engineered levee system, it resulted in one of the worst disasters in American history, leaving 80 percent of the city flooded and hundreds dead.
This exhibit documents the event, the aftermath and southeast Louisiana’s ongoing recovery. With interactive exhibits and artifacts that showcase the spirit of the city’s residents, this is a collection you don’t want to miss.
Clementine Hunter: Plantation Life was a comprehensive exhibition held at the Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum. The exhibition ran from October 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016 and showcased more than 60 paintings and other decorated objects. It was one of the largest exhibitions of her work in recent years and presented Hunter’s intimate views of plantation life, the daily rhythms of domestic and agricultural work punctuated by memorable occasions like marriage, funeral, the birth of a child, or fishing trips on Cane River.